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Noun1.tsoris - (Yiddish) trouble and sufferingtsoris - (Yiddish) trouble and suffering  
Yiddish - a dialect of High German including some Hebrew and other words; spoken in Europe as a vernacular by many Jews; written in the Hebrew script
distress, hurt, suffering - psychological suffering; "the death of his wife caused him great distress"
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Cubero, Alexandria Christine Feeley Dolph, Grace Isobel Gilmour, Emily Ann Howe, Molly Elizabeth Jaques, Clara Catherine Kelly, Alana Michele Luttinger, Kathryn Helga Meader, Julia Elizabeth Morrow, Corina Melissa Pinto, Phillip Anthony Prahl, Tyler David Purinton, Timothy Grady Robustelli, Jonathan Stephen Tsoris, Sarah Virginia Wilds.
For Updike, Bech represents the Jewish-American literary scene, with its talents and its tsoris (trouble) wrapped into a single neurotic ball" (93).
The Hebrew word for "trouble" or "misfortune" is tsarah, but in both Judeo-Piedmontese and Yiddish the plural form is generally used as a collective noun, sarod and tsoris respectively.